Students have to use computers and mobile devices these days. And, it is an alarming task for parents or teachers as well, as they cannot always be on guard whenever the child uses the screen.
In order to ensure safe usage, you can implement certain measures and manage their usage. Watch out for these basic tips for parents and teachers on Google safety usage and adopt them for delivering better Internet experience for your child.
The Internet is being used by students these days for several purposes such as research for authenticated resources, social media usage, mobile apps, gaming, and more.
However, parents and teachers are concerned to keep their kids/students safe online owing to several challenges, cyberbullying, unnecessary literature, and more. Though they want the children to take advantage of the Internet uses, they feel insecure at the same time.
Here are a few tips that help the parents and teachers to see their kids google safely.
Tips for Parents and Teachers on Google Safety Usage
How to help your child search safely?
Your child may need literature help for a project or note-taking. To avoid explicit content, image, or video you can switch on the SafeSearch. You may implement the changes on the computers and mobile devices- phone, and the tablet as well.
To activate SafeSearch,
>Go to search settings
>Check the box “turn on SafeSearch” under SafeSearch filters
When SafeSearch is on, it will help to block the explicit content.
How to keep safety mode on in YouTube?
You can set the YouTube in restricted mode so that mature content gets screened out that your child or family members cannot see.
Some of the signals for identification and selection include video title, description, age-restrictions, metadata. Moreover, the restricted mode works at the device/browser level. So, you have to visit each browser to set on the safety mode.
To activate safety mode,
>>Go the ‘Accounts’ icon
>>click the restricted mode
>>Toggle the restricted mode to on in the dialogue box appeared
How to manage what your child sees on the Internet?
If you have a supervised profile set up already, then you can continue with it. Or else, you have to create an account in the family link to manage the Chrome experience.
How to limit access to mobile apps and games on phone/tablet?
If you own a tablet and your child wants to work on it, you can always share without a second thought provided you have restricted the access.
You can always choose which content, apps or the features the child can visit.
To set up a restricted profile on a tablet,
>>Go to tablet’s settings
>>Enter the name of the user
>>Pick what all the users are free to access and toggle on
>> You can revisit the steps and restrict other family members
Likewise, on the mobile device, you can create a user profile for each family member and share the device with them. The users also get the benefit of having a personal space for custom home screens, accounts, and etc.
How to choose appropriate apps on Google apps?
You can filter the apps by the level or ratings given to the app such as everyone, low maturity, or high maturity. Further, you can secure the lock with a PIN code so that it does not get unlocked.
Accordingly, only the filtered apps get showed up when searched on Google play store.
Let’s wrap it up:
These are some of the basic tips for parents and teachers on Google Safety Usage. You can adopt these in your home or school.
Thus, whenever your child browses or uses the computer, tablet or mobile apps in home or school, you can always ensure that they are safely using the systems for educational and entertainment purpose.
Help your child Google safely.